My current bike tires: Specialized Hemisphere (26″ x 1.95″)
I’ve had a set of Continental Country Plus tires on my touring bicycle for the last 12 months. They were fantastic tires for my recent cycling adventures in Andorra, Denmark, France, Norway, Portugal, Spain, Sweden and the United States, but after more than a year of heavy use, the sidewalls started to weather and crack. Which is why I recently replaced my Continental Country Plus bike tires with a new set of Specialized Hemisphere bike tires.
Why did I choose these tires? Because there were the best bike tires I could find at the time and place of my purchase (as I explain in this old video).
Please note that this not an official review of the Specialized Hemisphere bike tires. I am only publishing this information here now so that when people ask, “What kind of tires are you using on your touring bicycle right now?” I can give them a link where they can get more information and see some photos of the tires I’m currently using on my bicycle. Check back later for a more official review.